Mennonite Company Joins Catholics, Evangelicals Suing HHS Mandate

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 10, 2012   |   6:23PM   |   Harrisburg, PA

Out of Central Pennsylvania this week came a new challenge to the abortion provisions in President Obama’s HHS Mandate.

Conestoga Wood Specialties, a Mennonite-owned company based in Lancaster County, filed a federal suit against the mandate, which forces employers to cover abortion-causing contraception for their employees.

According to a Philadelphia Inquirer article:

“Conestoga Wood Specialties, citing the principles of religious freedom on which William Penn founded Pennsylvania, says in its suit, filed in U.S. District Court, that to accord to its Mennonite beliefs, it would be ‘sinful and immoral for the company to participate in, pay for, facilitate or otherwise support any contraception’ that would have the effect of an abortion.”

The Conestoga lawsuit is one of more than 40 challenges that have been filed against the federal law. In the past few months, several employers have won temporary victories against the mandate.

Let’s hope and pray that the courts will continue to reject this forced violation of human life, liberty, and religious freedom.



LifeNews Note: Micaiah Bilger is the Education Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.